Men’s volleyball team drops three-set match at Carthage

Men’s volleyball team drops three-set match at Carthage

KENOSHA, Wis. – The Olivet College men's volleyball team dropped a three-set decision to Carthage (Wis.) College this afternoon inside Tarble Arena in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The Red Men entered the match ranked No. 2 in this week's American Volleyball Coaches Association poll.

THE BASICS
Final Score:
Carthage def. Olivet, 25-20, 25-13, 25-8
Location: Tarble Arena; Kenosha, Wis.
Records: Olivet 4-6 overall, 0-4 MCVL; Carthage 15-1 overall, 2-1 MCVL

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Comets had a four-point lead, 8-4, in the opening set. The Red Men battled back to take an 11-10 lead. Olivet scored the next points to go ahead 12-11. The Comets maintained their lead until Carthage turned a 17-14 deficit into an 18-17 lead. Olivet tied the set at 18-18 before the Red Men put seven of the final nine points on the scoreboard to win the set 25-20.
  • The Comets led 9-8 in the second set. Carthage responded with a 5-0 run to take a 13-9 lead. The Red Men did not trail for the rest of the set, winning it by a 25-13 score.
  • Carthage scored the first two points of the third set before Olivet answered with three straight points to gain a 3-2 advantage. The Red Men answered with a 6-0 scoring spurt to take the lead back and did not relinquish it for the rest of the set.  

FOR THE COMETS

FOR THE RED MEN

  • Evan Walsh slammed down a match-high 10 kills.
  • Tony Allen recorded a team-leading 10 digs.
  • Matt Reinsel collected 29 set assists.

UP NEXT

  • The Comets travel to play Adrian College next Tuesday, March 6, at 7 p.m.